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Epic charges Apple of monopoly, iPhone maker says ‘PR stunt’

While Epic Games argues about Apple's monopoly over the app market and treats 30 per cent standard fee amount to anti-competitive behaviour that must be regulated by antitrust law

Google to face lawsuit over tracking users in ‘Incognito’ mode

District Judge Lucy Koh in the state of California ruled that Google "did not notify users that Google engages in the alleged data collection while the user is in private browsing mode", reports Bloomberg.

US newspaper chain sues Google, FB over digital ad ‘monopoly’

The lawsuit makes the argument the Google and Facebook represent a digital monopoly that should be broken up, The Verge reported on Monday.

Apple faces $73mn lawsuit in Europe over throttling iPhones

"When consumers buy Apple iPhones, they expect sustainable quality products. Unfortunately, that is not what happened with the iPhone 6 series," Els Bruggeman, Euroconsumers' head of policy and enforcement, said in a statement.

Tesla sues ex-employee for allegedly stealing trade secrets

The lawsuit against Alex Khatilov alleged that he stole filed from Tesla's internal Warp Drive software.

Texas, 9 other US states file antitrust lawsuit against Google

The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleges that Google entered into an anticompetitive agreement with Facebook to boost its online advertising business.

Pinterest to pay $22.5 mn to settle gender discrimination suit

The settlement includes Pinterest investing another $2.5 million to increase the presence of women and other under-represented groups in the tech industry.

US SC rejects Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn prez polls results

"The state of Texas's motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution," the highest court wrote in its three-sentence order on Friday.

US sues Facebook over its WhatsApp, Instagram acquisition

Soon after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 48 state attorney generals on Wednesday sued the California-headquartered company, Facebook's shares dropped significantly.

Facebook sued for favouring H1B visa holders over US workers

According to the lawsuit, Facebook intentionally created a hiring system in which it denied qualified US workers a fair opportunity to learn about and apply for jobs.

Trump suffers another jolt as US court rejects Pennsylvania lawsuit

The President has said that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College declares Biden as the winner, but made clear he is not prepared to "concede" the election.

WhiteHat Jr Founder files $2.6 million lawsuit against critic

According to a TechCrunch report, Poonia has been accused of "infringing trademarks and copyright of properties owned by WhiteHat Jr, defaming and spreading misleading information about the startup and its founder

Fake goods: Amazon sues social media influencers

The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington and alleges the defendants operated in concert with each other to sell counterfeit products and engage in false advertising, Amazon said on Thursday.

Mozilla fears it can be collateral damage in US-Google war

In the lawsuit, the US Justice Department referenced Google's search agreement with Mozilla as one example of its monopolisation of the search engine market in the US.

US Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count

Congress requires the bureau to turn in by Dec. 31 the figures used to decide the states' congressional seats — a process known as apportionment.

Breonna Taylor case: Dispute arises over grand jury secrecy

The dispute over grand jury secrecy arose Wednesday, the same day police files were released showing contacts between Taylor and a man she dated previously who was suspected of drug dealing.

Rival social video app Triller makes $20bn bid for TikTok: Report

ByteDance is negotiating with three companies, including Microsoft and Oracle, and a deal announcing the sale of its US operations is expected in the coming days.

TikTok says it has 700mn monthly users globally, 100mn in US

The number of global monthly active users could be even higher as the figure represented an update till July.

TikTok files lawsuit against Trump administration’s executive order

The executive order was issued "for political reasons rather than because of an 'unusual and extraordinary threat' to the United States

Chinese firm files $1.43bn lawsuit against Apple in patent fight

All eyes are now on the current lawsuit which could lead to an examination of whether the technology used by the two companies are different or not. 

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